2016 NCCCMA Summer Seminar

Renaissance Asheville

Our host for the Summer Seminar is the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Please follow this link, or call the hotel at 1-800-468-3571 to reserve your room at the special group rate for the conference.

June 23-25, 2016, Renaissance Asheville 
See below for conference agenda (PDF Version

360 Feedback Information and Registration

Be sure to download the NCCCMA app on your iOS/Android devices for seminar information and updates!

Things to Do in Asheville

Asheville Tourists Baseball

Games are Thursday night at 7 PM (Thirsty Thursday), Friday night at 7 PM ($1 hot dogs and postgame fireworks), and Saturday night at 6 PM. Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Asheville by Foot Walking Tours Join us Friday afternoon for a light hour and forty-five minute tour through downtown Asheville. Advance tickets required. More Information

Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau Visit their website for more attractions and things to do in Asheville

Wednesday, June 22

Agenda Time & Location
It's All About You - 360 Feedback For Managers
Separate Registration Required - Follow Link Above
This assessment will credit toward ICMA Credentialed Manager designation
Scholarship funds are available through NCCCMA
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Eagle Room - 2nd Floor

Thursday, June 23

Agenda    Time & Location

Registration Desk Open
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Alexander Room - 2nd Floor

4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Top of the Plaza
360 Feedback (continued) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eagle Room - 2nd Floor
Executive Committee Meeting
Continental Breakfast 
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Swannanoa Room - 2nd Floor
Pre-Conference Memorial Golf Tournament
See Golf Registration Page for More Information 
10:00 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
High Vista Golf Club
Opening Networking Reception 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Top of the Plaza

Friday, June 24

Agenda Time & Location
Registration Desk Open 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Pre-Function Area
General Session: Strategic Plan Presentation
Full Buffet Breakfast
Your Association has been "all ears" for the past 12 months, listening to managers about
where NCCCMA needs to focus its efforts in the future. At this session, NCCCMA leadership
will present the recommended plan for adoption and begin the process of putting the "meat
on the bones" through implementation. 

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom A & B
Break 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
General Session: Building Trust Through Citizen Engagement
Should local governments take for granted that citizens understand why and how decisions
are made, especially related to public facilities? The City of Hickory is going to great lengths
to engage its citizens on how and where to invest $40 million in new public facilities. This has
not always been the case. This presentation will highlight Hickory's journey from "a tough
lesson learned" to rebuilding trust through citizen engagement.

Speaker: Andrea Surratt, Assistant City Manager, City of Hickory
Moderator: Charles Archer, NCCCMA Honorary Member; Associate, Freese and Nichols, Inc.  

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom A & B
Break 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions:

   Recruiting and Being Recruited: Maximizing Use of Online Technology
   More and more frequently, employers are using electronic hiring applications that
   include qualifications screening questions, essay/survey questions, and phone
   or Skype interviews in the recruiting process. From a candidate perspective, managers
   need to know how to deal with technology to apply for jobs, and how to design materials to
   most effectively deliver their message. This session will also help managers learn how to
   recruit effectively for their own organization. Come learn how technology can be your friend.

   Speaker: Heather A. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR, Partner, Developmental Associates, LLC
   Moderator: Martha Paige, Town Manager, Town of Morrisville 

   Shaping Your Financial Future: Strategies to Customize and Leverage
   Benefits of the NC Local Government Retirement System
   What is the true value of your pension? What is the tax impact of new legislation regarding
   your pension, and how should this impact how you save for retirement? This session will
   provide answers and custom resources for participants in the North Carolina Local Government
   Retirement System. In addition, participants will learn creative ways to customize
   compensation plans, employment contracts and agreements in order to attract, retain and
   reward the local government workforce.

   Speakers: Bo & Boyd Cauble, Associates, Consolidated Planning, Inc.
   Moderator: Eddie Smith, Deputy City Manager, City of Kannapolis 
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Grand Ballroom C1

Grand Ballroom C2
Luncheon & General Session: Telling Your Organization's Story Through PVT - Photo, 
How do you like to receive information? Photos? Videos? Texts? Like many, you probably want
more to do than read the article, You want the opportunity to interact with others and to see what's
happening. As a communicator - and everyone who works within an organization is a 
communicator - you should seek the best ways to tell your organization's story. This is particularly
true during a time when social media has brought a new level of transparency and authenticity to
our everyday communication. 

This session will help you to better understand the role of telling your story through photo, video
and text (PVT) within your organization. During this session, you will learn how to identify positive
stories happening in your workplace, introduce effective elements of PVT, understand the role of 
PVT with internal and external audiences, recognize the value of using multiple media platforms,
and make sense of open source software for multimedia projects. 

Speaker: Dr. Sonya DiPalma, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, UNC Asheville

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom A & B
ICMA University Credentialed Workshop: Diversity and Inclusion -
Getting the Conversation Started, and Keeping it Going
This two-part ICMA University workshop on diversity and inclusion highlights concepts while
drawing upon real-life and practical examples. In Part I, Gracie Johnson-Lopez will speak on
The Power of Being Heard, and the Price of Being Silent, focusing on real-life situations in
which leaders create environments that place a high value on diversity of viewpoints, openness,
transparency and collaboration. In Part II, Deborah J. Walker, Ph.D. and Thomas S. Griggs, Ph.D.
will provide a conceptual framework for analysis and change, and discuss critical success
factors associated with diversity and inclusion planning and implementation. A practical application
features the work of the City of Rocky Mount.

Speakers: Gracie Johnson-Lopez, President, Diversity and HR Solutions
                 Deborah J. Walker, Ph.D. and Thomas S. Griggs, Ph.D., Senior Consultants,
                 VISIONS, Inc. 

1:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom C1
Asheville By Foot Walking Tour - Registration Required ($20)
This is Asheville’s definitive tour, walking or otherwise. Have an amazing experience
becoming an Asheville insider as you explore the city’s rich history, stunning architecture
and unique culture. Enjoy an insider’s access to a number of hidden gems reachable only
by foot as you tour one of the country’s most unique cities.

Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Vance Monument at One North Pack Square. The tour begins at the
bronze pig sculpture at the base of the 75 ft obelisk! Credit cards and cash will be accepted on site.

1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Downtown Asheville
Evening Reception in Honor of Tom Lundy, Catawba County Manager 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Function Area & Patio

Saturday, June 25

Agenda Time
Registration Desk Open 7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Function Area
Business Meeting
Full Buffet Breakfast
7:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom A & B
Break 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
General Session: A Conversation with ICMA President Pat Martel
ICMA President Pat Martel, City Manager of Daly City, California, will offer reflections on her
career in local government and share observations on major changes she has seen in the 
profession as a whole. Martel will then turn her attention to the future and address the leadership
skills that local government managers will need to develop in order to adequately manage the 
changing dynamics and demographics affecting our communities. Finally, she will speak to her
priorities as ICMA President and issue a challenge to attendees on advancing those priorities.

Speaker: ICMA President Patricia E. Martel, City Manager, Daly City, California

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom A & B
Break 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
NCACC Update 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom C2
NCLM Update (CLICK TO VIEW POWERPOINT) 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom C1
Post-Conference Seminar: 
Fermentation Propagation: Brewing Big Business in the Land of the Sky

Update - Due to low registration numbers, this post-conference seminar has been cancelled. 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.